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Listening Effectively by Speaking

Listening Effectively by Speaking

The title of this blog could be a bit misleading, as a more accurate one might be Listening Effectively by Knowing When Not to Speak and, When You Do Talk, Knowing What to Say or Ask. That’s a mouthful. The point is that most people know that a key aspect of effective...
Emotions and Leadership

Emotions and Leadership

For certain aspects of a business, managing using emotions can be detrimental compared with a more disciplined approach. Regarding business decisions related to the overall vision, mission, and goals, relying on data, facts, logic, reasoning, and experience can be a...
The Power to Persuade

The Power to Persuade

“A hallmark of wisdom is knowing when it’s time to abandon some of your most treasured tools, and some of the most cherished parts of your identity.” – Organizational psychologist Adam Grant, PhD As a coach, I work with some really incredible people who have an...
Exploring Personal Accountability

Exploring Personal Accountability

Too often I hear from business clients or coaching clients that their employees aren’t accountable, don’t take responsibility for their work, aren’t interested in doing more than is asked of them, wait for explicit instructions before doing anything, or some similar...
Communication in Conflict

Communication in Conflict

How do you remain calm, cool, and collected when conflicts escalate? We’ve all been there: encountering someone in a fit of road rage; a neighbor upset about another neighbor’s transgression; dealing with a beloved toddler in the middle of a melt-down. Typically, we...
Developing Effective Leadership Habits

Developing Effective Leadership Habits

As a leader, what role do you take in your own leadership development? If 2020 taught us anything, it was the importance of seeing the big picture without losing sight of the small details. This requires tremendous skill in balancing priorities, energy, and focus. And...
Envisioning Your Future

Envisioning Your Future

It’s been said that people spend more time planning a vacation than they do planning their life. I don’t know if this is true, but the point is that most people don’t do enough of life planning (or do it very well) and planning should not be optional, especially...
You Don’t Have to Go-it-Alone

You Don’t Have to Go-it-Alone

In Part 1 of this series, we examined reasons why so many of us are stuck in life and in Part 2, we discussed the elements of an effective personal development and improvement process. This time, we’re exploring why partnering with a coach can have a significant...
Getting Unstuck

Getting Unstuck

In our last blog post, we discussed why it is easy to get stuck in life and, similarly, why it is so challenging for most people to get what they really want. In this post, we’re going to explore a process that will not only get you unstuck, but will enable you to...
Stuck

Stuck

It’s frustrating. You work hard; you try to do the right things. You make some headway, but “life” or other things seem to always keep you from making substantial progress toward accomplishing what’s most important to you. Why is that? Why is it so challenging for...